Originally Posted by BarrelracingArabian View Post
On Instagram today and found this girl who's parents bought her not one but two highly expensive (30 and 40 thousand dollars) horses.
Here's another couple of thoughts for you.
Do you know this girl personally? In other words, you KNOW it's true that her parents bought her the expensive horses?
I used to ride at a barn and there was a guy there who was good looking, came from a well to do family, rode very well and really had no reason to tell whoppers and he did it all the time. For the entire time I knew him he "was going to get" the amazing warmblood, it was in transit to him as we spoke. Then it would fail a PPE, the seller backed out, the horse got injured, etc etc etc. He never got a warmblood and come to find out, he was NEVER going to get a warmblood because his parents weren't stupid. I learned that when his lips were moving he was lying.
And the final thought you don't want to hear right now and that's ok. Later on, when you ride like a total cossack from riding all the tough ones that you don't own, and you've made them be good, solid citizens, you'll find just the right horse for you. And you will have all the skills you need to turn out and awesome personal riding horse in your chosen discipline and you won't have to feel the least bit upset by anyone else's horse.
I know you're just grousing and blowing steam, but Speed Racer is right, dwell on what others have that you don't leads you right down the road to bitterness and unhappiness. Teach yourself to be happy where you are with what you have and you will be way ahead of most other folks you meet.